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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sparkling session mead made with honey, blackberry, clove and orange zest.


wedgie9's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Tasted on 6/11/14 from a capped 500mL bottle purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese. Pours clear, very dark ruby red with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin collar. The nose is honeyed with blackberry, a hint of spicy clove, and just a touch of caramelized orange peel. The flavor is nicely dry, with the blackberry, clove, and lightly bitter orange peel all blending nicely with the honey. The body is medium with average, fizzy carbonation and a long finish that encompasses all of the above.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Darker body than most meads. Sweet, but not overly so. Honey, of course, with an added subtle element of berries and spices. A decent mead.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1865) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->stem. Clear brite red with no head. A: berries, clove, honey. T: definite blackberry, with sour notes, cloves. Sweet, with hint of pepper in the aftertaste. Like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3539) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Fra flaske på rbhd-treff hos Sigmund, juni-15: klar rubinrød, nesten uten skum. Intens aroma av bjørnebær, bringebærbrus, nellik og honning. Sprudler lett på tunga, og smaken er en dessertorgie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (527) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Appearance: Dark clear copper color with little to no head Aroma: Raspberry, clove and malt Taste: Sweet with honey, berry and coriander with a sour body and a big clove finish Overall: Almost more of a sour than a mean. Great complexity with a great balance from the different adjuncts used. Consider me a mead fan now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5728) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting. Deep red colour, low pink head. A slight carbonation. Aroma of blackberries, raspberries and raspberry leaves, hints of cloves and other spices, also orange zest. Medium sweet flavour, notes of blackberries, honey and spices, esp. cloves.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6413) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
RBHD gathering at Sigmunds place 7.6.2015. Pours clear deep ruby red with a tiny pink head. Aroma is fruity, red fruits mixed with cherries. Taste is sweet blackberries/raspberries, high carbonated, lingering sweet, with notes of honey, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3194) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Delt 0,5 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Tau juni 2015. Klar rubinrød kropp med en tynn lys rosa film. Kirsebær og mandelekstrakt. Moreller, bjørnebær, bringebær først og deretter honning. Lett kropp. kort men deilig ettersmak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1788) - NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Tau 07.06.15. Dark ruby. Pink, white head. Fine aroma of raspberries, cherries, black currants and clove. Similar, and superb taste. Complex and easily drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (252) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Purple with an off white ring. Aroma of candy sweet berries. Medium body, flavour as the aroma. Meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2878) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
14.05.2015, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Small bubbly shortlasting head, nice deep red color. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, rich red berries, honey, hay, grass, soda powder, weeds, cloves, hints of citrus. Taste is slightly fresh fruity, red berries, grass, cloves, honey, berry skin, cherry stones, weeds, honey. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.


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